Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Struggle is Real

Here is an example of why it is difficult to be an unmarried, child-free Mormon woman w/ social anxiety.

I was invited to a Saturday morning Easter breakfast by a lady @ church. It was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. After the food, there was an egg hunt for the kids.

Nothing about that appealed to me. A group of people I don't know + being up early on a Saturday + an activity for people w/ kids = a trifecta of things I would never want to be involved in

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Everyone has the right to bail in Minnesota

Recently, there was an article in the Star Tribune about the ongoing criminal cases involving victims Palagor Jobi and Anarae Schunk.  In the article, it states that "Monty and Mariana Schunk are pushing for changes to the bail and sentencing system for repeated violent offenders.  They have proposed the Anarae Schunk Repeat Violent Offender Bail Law that would deny bail to a person with two prior felony convictions, one of which was a violent crime, when that person is charged with another violent crime involving a gun or other lethal weapon.  They have also proposed an Anarae Schunk Repeat Violent Offender Prosecuting and Sentencing Law that would impose a mandatory life sentence without parole for a person convicted of a third violent crime involving a gun." 

There's much to say about both of these proposed laws, but let's start with the first proposed law for this post.  The one involving bail.  

My boss has always said that if a law is named after a person, it's probably not a good law.  And I've found that to be true.  Usually laws that are named after a person are sledgehammer solutions and are a reaction based on a particular case involving a particular set of circumstances that are terrible, but not common.  Yet, the law catches people in it that it wasn't necessarily intended to initially, because it's not a thought out and rationally debated law.  It's a law based on emotion and terrible circumstances.  

However, this proposed bail law is not only a bad idea, but it's also guaranteed to fail.  Here's why...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Everyone thinks we have a ton of cases

Recently, I have been waiting for court & there were officers there for other hrgs & we got to chit-chatting. On two occasions, officers asked me how many cases I had. I said about 150, give or take.
Both times, the officers seemed shocked by how many I have @ one time.
We have so many cases...